First Edition Points and Criteria for The Complete Stories

Year Published: 1971
Author Last Name: O'Connor
Author First Name: Flannery
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Original Price: $10.00
Pages: 555

The first edition of this National Book Award winner was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 1971. It was 555 pages long, and the original retail price was $10.00. The first edition identification criteria are as follows: "First printing, 1971" is stated on the copyright page with no references to subsequent printings. Boards are light green cloth with gold lettering. The front of the dust jacket has peacock design. The back of the dust jacket has mirror image of the front design with no reviews.

The Complete Stories won the National Book Award.

Picture of the 1971 first edition dust jacket for The Complete Stories.
Picture of the 1971 first edition dust jacket for The Complete Stories.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Complete Stories.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Complete Stories.

Picture of dust jacket where original $10.00 price is found for The Complete Stories.
Picture of dust jacket where original $10.00 price is found for The Complete Stories.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Complete Stories.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Complete Stories.

Picture of the first edition Farrar, Straus and Giroux boards for The Complete Stories.
Picture of the first edition Farrar, Straus and Giroux boards for The Complete Stories.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Complete Stories.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Complete Stories.

Picture of the first edition title page for The Complete Stories.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Complete Stories.

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